Whether you are traveling in the United States or abroad, the local bus service is a great way to see the city or town that you are visiting. Unfortunately, the public bus service in most cities is under-utilized. For example, people will use the bus to get to work, but tourists do not often think of it as a means to get around a foreign city. Tthis has all begun to change. Local bus services are cheap in comparison to other modes of transportation. Public transportation is an excellent alternative to the outrageous cost of a taxi. It is also something that should be utilized if you do not have a car, or are visiting a foreign country and do not want to rent a car. Budget travelers are finding that the local bus service is a great way to get around the city and see the sights.
Barcelona, in Spain, has one of the safest and most efficient local bus systems. If you are planning a trip to Spain, then do not use a taxi to get around. Take the time to figure out the bus routes. Every sight and attraction can be accessed by the local bus service.